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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 19, 2007 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How freakin' amazing is Adams Field House '74?

Interesting point. Opinions often change here faster than the weather. One day you're up, one day you're down. Today, I say you are up.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 19, 2007 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

I think someone messed up the subject line so I'll fix it... St2ar Sp2angled B2anner is a great show opener.

Na2me should be pronounced ... sounds african.

Seriously though, would shake down street as a great starting song be considered "newbie" or "ungrokable"? Perhaps it would run the risk of me being branded a touchhead or fakeantihippy sympathizer. My less than 10 total show count does not give me shakedown streetcred. Since the dead are not also considered gangster rap now it all ties together.

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Poster: TelephonePoleUpMyAsshole Date: May 19, 2007 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

I like this stage name, sounds very flaming San Fran babey.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 19, 2007 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

Number of shows matters not to your "street cred". Input and insight do.
As for Shakedown as a huge opener, just check out 3/13/81 for a pristine example of how good it can be (rest of the show don't suck either)

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 19, 2007 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

Wrong, SDH:

there is a hierarchy. Here are the ranks.

More than 10 shows: Uncle John.

More than 25 shows: Terrapin.

More than 50 shows: Other One

More than 100 shows: Dark Star.

More than 250 shows: Get a life.

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Poster: ducats Date: May 19, 2007 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

interesting ?. I agree # of shows counts. Why - I'm not sure. Maybe cause the boys were a live (+not studio) band?
Having seen over 100 (+<250 - but still have no life!) I'm in the rare camp that liked Shakedown when it came out. To me it kinda fit (u just got poke around) and I never heard it as "pop rock" or whatever that term was that "they" were giving to it.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 19, 2007 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

Well like every thing, disco influence cannot be ignored. Look at Another Brick in the wall, same thing. Disco sucked and Punk supposedley killed it. I like the Ramones and some stuff but for the most part I don't think it was Punk that killed disco, although I am shore it stunted the growth of anything around it. Dancing was never my thing, a dead show is about the only place I would not be too annoyed with dudes dancing near me. Although there was this one fucking freak at a show in philly that was dancing a bit too much. I refrained from escorting him over the rail from the balcony in good faith as I don't think he realized how ridicules he looked. Plus after a while it was so funny I almost pissed my pants. We worked it later and have several spinner children together now.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 19, 2007 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

Trying to follow a thread on this forum is like trying to merge a piss stream with your friends in the wind.

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Poster: Fredzilla76 Date: May 20, 2007 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

And exactly why would you try a merge a piss stream in the wind? If you want to satisfy your buddy why don't you just give him a reach around? Pole Smoker.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 19, 2007 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

See?

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 19, 2007 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help Me Pick My New St2age Na2me...

Shakedown is one of my favorite songs from the later period. So what if it sounds a bit discoesque? It's snappy, has a great hook, good lyrics, etc.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 19, 2007 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: R2e: H2elp M2e P2ick M2y N2ew St2age Na2me...

Right on, next to our names we should have little steal your face icons like star ratings for restaurants. As a joke the new people who never saw a show can be "space cadets" and have a "pending" show count before they can post. We won't let them in on the fact that there are no more shows. They will read though, oh yes, read they will.

Back to seriousness, which I despise, SDS is a great show opener no doubt. Gets things moving right out of the box. Great coming back from intermission for as well. Not a big purist song, I think, but I like it. I even listen to the studio version (GASP).